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is -- who answer the answer and where do we find it? but i see things -- i've been with the defense department for 35 years. everything is sigh saturday silent. i'm hoping you will do something about that in the educational system. starting with -- [inaudible] >> yeah. a lot there. both -- a couple of things. ultimately the question is what do we value? what skills are we trying to teach? .. >> it is clearly not the norm. it is clearly more the exception. i always get asked, what's the appropriate federal role. i think about that every day, what's our role, the state role, the local role. one of the best uses of time and resources, i think, is for us to shine a spotlight on best practices to help with more resources, with more flexibility, whatever it might be. so wherever we're seeing those skill sets being taught, shining a spotlight, convening groups of teachers and principals to talk about those things, we think, are really, really important. so we can help to try and build that culture. long way to go. the other thing that's emerging that i'm really interested in that's related
, -- america should stop acting as the world's policeman. i do believe in a strong national defense, but the optimum board is defense, not offense. we do not have the mour money cy spent here at home. >> todd akin. >> it is important to have a foreign policy to start with. you have to have some basic principles, the guidelines. that needs to an acute -- includingraq, afghanist, a whole lot of other countries as well. the problem is we have not had that. what it seems like the vacillating policies we have almost punished our friends and helped o enemies. we decided to turn our backs on two of our allies, the czech republic and poland. we had plans to build missile defense. we gave that is a concession to russia. how much has russia helped us with iran? how much has russia helped us with the situation in afghanistan? giving special attention to chavez and turning our back on netanyahu when he wanted to meet with the president, the sending of mixed signals is very destructive to foreign policy. in the case of egypt, for instance, we talked a little bit about that in a press release. th
interested in foreign policy and even issues like the defense budget? and that's why issues like that and the onces we don't know about that make me wary of all these straight line projections we're make in the future based on what things look like right now. >> anyone want to address the point? >> which point? >> the point about . >> pick on any of the points. i meant the point about iran and the likely hood we would enter in to military action there regardless of who wins. [inaudible] >> question from the audience? >> yes, sir. front row. >> microphone approaching you from the left. governor romney said he wants to create 12 million jobs during his term, that's 250,000 jobs a month. in the past, the u.s. has always been an exporter. and that was what created jobs. how do you see his promise of creating 12 million jobs in four years? >> unlikely. [laughter] >> okay. that's one view. anybody want to elaborate on that? >> look, i think we are in a completely different, you know, job market. we're about -- a few weeks during the convention which is bill clinton lineback in 1990 if
an increase in the defense budget. but back then we had planes that couldn't fly for lack of spare parts or pilots. we had navy vessels that couldn't leave harbor because of lack of crew or, again, lack of spare parts. today we're well on our way to a 600-ship navy. we have 543 at present. we have -- our military, the morale is high. i think the people should understand that two-thirds of the defense budget pays for pay and salary, or pay and pension. and then you add to that food and wardrobe, and all the other things, and you only have a small portion going for weapons. but i am determined that if ever our men are called on, they should have the best that we can provide in the manner of tools and weapons. there has been reference to expensive spare parts, hammers costing $500. well, we are the ones who found those. i think we've given the american people back their spirit. i think there's an optimism in the land and a patriotism, and i think that we're in a position once again to heed the words of thomas paine, who said, "we have it in our power to begin the world over again.'' >> than
as the world's policeman. i do believe in a strong national defense, but the optimum word is defense, not offense. we do not have the money to continue the wars. our money could be more wisely spent here at home. >> todd akin. >> it is important to have a foreign policy to start with. you have to have some basic principles, the guidelines. that needs to an acute -- include iraq, afghanistan, a whole lot of other countries as well. the problem is we have not had that. what it seems like the vacillating policies we have almost punished our friends and helped our enemies. we decided to turn our backs on two of our allies, the czech republic and poland. we had plans to build missile defense. we gave that is a concession to russia. how much has russia helped us with iran? how much has russia helped us with the situation in afghanistan? giving special attention to chavez and turning our back on netanyahu when he wanted to meet with the president, the sending of mixed signals is very destructive to foreign policy. in the case of egypt, for instance, we talked a little bit about that in a pr
massive defense industry layoffs are many looking, the white house looking for political cover and taxpayers could pay for the a tax shelter. we'll explain coming up after the break. ♪ . ♪ . melissa: so when it comes to unemployment benefits shouldn't there be a salary cap who is entitled to collect? a new report from the congressional research service finds thousands of millionaires collected unemployment checks during the recession. nearly one million households earning more than 100 grand a year did as well. some in congress want to cut them off. i say, they paid for it. but here to disagree with me is senior policy analyst at the heritage foundation, james sherk. james, thanks so much for joining us. make your argument. why do you think we should cut these folks off? >> the unemployment insurance system is designed as an insurance system but the premiums only cover six months of benefits. during the recession the congress extended the benefits up to two years. now year-and-a-half worth of benefits. but workers are still only paying premiums that cover six months of bene
. and the implications for missile defense. and then from then i will move on to conclude. in the case of iran, which i think we can say this every now again in the nose, and i saw just yesterday a story about will israel deliver an october surprise. the fundamental problem here is, is the possibility of a cuban missile crisis in the middle east. and to understand this, we briefly go back to what nikita khrushchev had in mind. khrushchev, in 1961, met in june with president kennedy, the enemy. and he pushed kennedy a round. kennedy himself said later he really beat me up. he decided that kennedy was not up to it, and kennedy said what about the possibility of -- i'm paraphrasing not having a transcript in front of me -- what about the possibility of miscalculation? you have to be careful. and khrushchev sent miscalculation, miscalculation. i don't want to hear this word of miscalculation. i'm tired of hearing it. so in 1961, khrushchev decided partly, many because of the summit, that he could pushed kennedy a little further. so what he did was, working with the east german leader, they begin the berlin
and going to be deployed. i have cut defense spending, and the n we could do that is because of our fasuccs in wicold war. we nwould have got there if we had gone for the nuclear freeze crowd, never would have got there if we listened do those who wanted to cut defense spending. i think it is important that the united states stay in europe, and guarantee the peace. we simply cannot pull back. now, when anybody has a spending program they want to spend money on at home, they say let's cut money t departme i will accept and have accepted the remmendations of two oven leaders, general colin powell, and secretary dick cheney. they feel that the lels we're operating at and the reductions that i propose are proper, and so i simply do not think we should go back to the isdays and start blaming foreigners. are the sole remaining superpower, and we should be that, and we have a certain disproportionate responsibility, but i would ask the american people to understand that if we make imprudent cuts, if we go too far, we risk the peace. and i don't want to do that. i have seen what it is like to see
in the department of defense for managing the supply chain and then all of a sudden decide that you are going to apply that single solution to everything the department of defense by is. we wouldn't people to buy anything if that were the case. >> the only thing i would add is the trusten suppliers of objects but also as melissa referred to in her talk those that support those things the trust that might install or maintain them as well. >> i think we are talking about multiple definitions of a trusted supplier to the if you look at it from the business point of view, many of the supply years have to go through a set of requirements that means whatever those security brandt integrity of the overall company whether it's a background investigation the companies have to go through to supply to other companies to meeting all of the legal requirements, for example the corruption act for mean osha standards and i'm just citing the ones in the united states they have to meet the requirements of many different countries laws, and sometimes it is difficult to become a supplier to a high brand-name a a
of the joint chiefs of staff and the defense secretary finally statedding the obvious. >> it was a terrorist attack. as we determined details of what took place there and how that attack took place that it became clear there were terrorists who planned that attack. that's when i came to that conclusion. >> day after or was -- >> took a while to really get some of the feedback from what exactly happened at that location. >> there was a thread of intelligence reporting that groups in the environment in western, correction, eastern libya, were seeking to coalesce but there wasn't anything specific. bill: well, peter doocy is live in washington drilling down on the specifics. peter, if the administration knew it was terrorist attack in 24 hours, why did they not just say that? >> reporter: we heard from administration officials there is ongoing investigation and more details will come out after it wraps up. we learned yesterday not one fbi agent has stepped foot in fwauz gauze in the 17 days since the attack because things are too dangerous. u.s. officials internally labeled the deadly raid on t
. it is not a good feeling. the defense minister says that when it comes to military spending, the iron dome defense system, remember this is not the first time that egyptians ransacked an embassy. they ransacked the israeli embassy eight months ago. this is the second time in one year that in egypt embassy is fair game. the prime minister called obama immediately and obama got on of holland -- the phone and said, do something about this. protect these people. she will routinely say that this is the best president in american history in terms of support for israel. in terms of military spending, we have never got more support. but if you ask people on the street, they have a very different reading of the feelings of obama to israel. >> i had taken the position up until recently that israel should not be an issue in the race because the parties are both supportive of israel. it should relate to the domestic issues where there is clear cleavage between the two. that has been my position. i don't think that anyone can rightly say that president obama is the best president. i think reagan was. i think s
is the dis trust over nato's defense shield. earlier this month the u.s. agency of the international development to lead russia. i'm pleased to have sergey lavrov back at this table, welcome. >> thank you very much, nice to be back. >> rose: u.s.-russia relations. >> yes, i believe we agree that these relations should be promoted. when president obama came to the whitehouse, he and his team assessed the relationship between moscow and washington and suggested what they call the reset of those relations which we supported. and i believe that since then, we have been having understanding between us, between moscow and russia, that the really mutually beneficial partnership in the interest of the russian and american people in the interest of international relations given the importance of the two countries can be based on equal, mutually respectful, mually beneficial relatiohip. and on that route, we achieved quite a lot. i would be incomplete if i don't mention that there are problems, of course. you mentioned one of them, missile defense. we think this is a very critical issue in th
by gutting the military, with the president's devastating defense cuts, by equivocating when you speak overseas about these issues, it projects weakness. when america projects weakness, our adversaries are more willing to test us. they have more incentive to attack us and our allies are less willing to trust us. >> republicans have been clamoring for more paul ryan on the campaign trail. romney and ryan campaigning together an illustration of that, although it's just for today. romney will continue campaigning in ohio tomorrow. but ryan will go elsewhere. standing in for mr. ryan, campaigning alongside romney tomorrow, the golden bear, ohio native and golf giant jack nicholas tomorrow. >> shep: polls are showing that governor remain knee is trailing in ohio and other battle ground states. what's the plan? >> well, jack nicholas couldn't hurt. but obviously the romney campaign recognizes that ohio really is their must win state. to that end today, the romney campaign's political director and their on-line internet director both came and talked to reporters today and made the argument th
's why we are now building a nato missile defense system to protect our populations against milz attacks. piracy, this is the reasons why we conduct counterpiracy operation. so across the board we have taken on responsibility for new missions but, again, with the core task to protect our citizens against any threat. >> rose: how much of that is borne by the united states, both in terms of budget and in terms of resources? >> a lot, of course. the united states is the biggest ally accounting for around 80% of the overall defense expenditure in our alliance. so it really is a huge contribution. but politically i think it's of jut most importance also for a superpower like the united states to have allies in europe, like-minded democracies. i find it of utmost importance that democracies in europe and north america stand together shoulder to shoulder to defend our common values. >> rose: when you talk about missile defense, against missiles coming from where? >> well, actually, our missile defense system is not directed against any specific country but it aims at protecting our populations
in the world and he will be viewed as a great visionary >> jon: full throated defense of the value of democracy >> the meade cora and our government, democracy. this is a good thing. and i'm sitting here saying, all right. what is going to take over? it was obviously the muslim brotherhood was the only group that had any political clout. >> jon: young not as fat you. all right. i guess you can't just let people depots their own dictators in the name of democracy. >> we have at least some hope for peace in the middle east and democracy. certainly better than what they have. >> jon: i got to tell you something. i love it when that conservative patriot guy pulls on that naive leftist deutch bag. what's the name of that show in hannity and takes the opposite position the younger hannity. it's a great show. that's great television. now listen to me, we could go all night. we could go all night bringing up examples of pundits on the right who couldn't do enough to promote democracy in the middle east as long as it was done at the end of george bush's jaunt. as middle eastern countries choose leaders
of this country and support the smart investment to ensure a strong defense down the road. take this opportunity to turn off your cellphones. thank you. joining us today, four distinguished military leaders and representatives from the department of defense. very concerned childhood obesity poses a real threat to our long-term national security. let me introduce our speakers. general richard myers served as chairman of the joint chiefs of staff from 2001-2005. admiral james loy, u.s. coast guard retired. former deputy u.s. secretary of homeland security. the attendant general norman seip brigadier-general belinda pinckney and mr. charles milam, acting secretary of defense for military community family policy. our first speaker will be admiral james loy. we will take a few questions from the me after all the speakers conclude and we will segway to 1-on-1 interviews. thank you. >> good morning to you all. thank you, amy and thank you for use -- for your personal commitment to this cause. if you think this is difficult, try 300 general officers. thanks to the leadership of amy's team we made good p
the and -- the defense, people would be funneled into employment and it never, it has not achieved that. they have done their own thing, we talked about the problems of that. and the labor stuff has not got started because no product has got started. again, he said an academic exercise. i don't think it should be written off. i think it is continuing. and there is also, i would describe the main militia coalition view of the wac as a cynical cooperation. the deputy has an office in that building. i should have mentioned it in the question about soft power. it should not be written off. >> very quickly about the wac, there is some sensitivity about monsters., two big i am bringing the others but mainly to bring these two to the table so you can do with them because the future of libya will lay in the hands of these two if they become troublemakers. i think some of them looked at it seriously and they looked at some of the people and they looked at the personality and they said this is the muslim brotherhood. they want to control us and we do not want to deal with them. they looked at it from a personnel
a country where there has been no military or defense or no civilian oversight. and the chief of staff is doing an excellent job at the moment in terms of asserting authority given the limitation of the army. but at the same time there's no effective civilian way for that the. very quickly the issue of military. that's the biggest problem. we have people who have no experience. and the affairs they are assigned to. with the min stir of defense it has beened because he is [inaudible] he became a defense minister. you have the military itself. is the middle of the bureaucrats who don't like to get anything done at any level. so anything comes from the top anything coming from the bottom up so you have and we had a long conversation on -- [inaudible] , you know, ambassador stephens he was complaining we were [inaudible] but the libyans are not taking and nay don't know how to incorporate the help they ask for and we are offering. and so the question was what can be done? you have to develop channels. i think task forces that deal with specific things that go around the bypass the bureaucr
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. the defense claims it was a crime of passion. >>> the mother of michelle le -- brother of michelle le. >> having a difficult time with the case. >> reporter: cameras were not permitted inside where photos of michelle le's bones were presented along with recordings between seth s&p -- between the two. >> they know every location she has been in over the course of the last couple of years. >> reporter: in one conversation she accuses her of harboring feelings for him and threatening him. today he testified that they were just friends but she was convinced she was have -- he was having a relationship with michelle le. giselle esteban accused him of picking her over your family. >> we are just here for michelle. trying to be strong. >> reporter: we tried to speak with o.j.'s family -- with giselle esteban's family. as you can see they did not want to talk. reporting live, patty lee, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> closing arguments in the trial of a former san francisco crime lab technician accused of steeling cocaine. she was charged with stealing cocaine. she has admitted to taking the drugs b
, dc. what do the defense folks say about the detainees or former detainees? >>reporter: officials say gitmo gives them a street cred or "badge honor," and if they are suspected of returning to the ballot field they do it in a big way. a libyan, along with his group, are now among the leading suspects in the attack on the consulate. and the saudis, a former graduate from gitmo, and the number two for al qaeda in yemen, targeting the united states, publicly the defense department down plays any guantanamo bay affect. >> it is probably safe to say some of them probably do acquire some degree of status but i'm not sure it is widespread. >>reporter: aside from these, one was behind the largest suicide bombings in iraq killing 13 iraqi policemen three years after he was released from guantanamo bay. one of the most interesting aspects. the current deputy leader if the taliban is a former gitmo detainee. there is no credible picture although he was chosen because he was young, in his late 30's and a hardened fighter. he joined the taliban in 1995 and was the first detainee at g boy. his numb
of the trio had decided to break with the defense team. >> i do not exactly know what has happened. we met of three women on friday. one of them confirmed we would continue to work together. something must have happened over the weekend. >> the lawyers believe someone may have pressured her to create discord between the women and their legal representatives. the others are sticking by their story that they did not commit a crime when they staged a protest in the moscow cathedral. >> my client as already stated it was an ethical mistake to stage a protest at the cathedral of christ the savior. i think those apologies should have been accepted. >> but apologies are not enough for radical members of the russian orthodox church. they staged a protest outside of the court demanding a higher penalty for pless-- for pussy riot. >> syria's for and -- foreign minister. >> addressing the u.n. general assembly, he claimed that france, the u.s., saudi arabia, qatar, and turkey were injured. in the syrian domestic fears -- were interfering in syrian domestic affairs. in syria itself, dozens of civilian
centers. it's very much on the defensive and this is its way of striking back i think by targeting every government that supports political change in syria as supporters of terror. >> now, you're working very closely with various members of the opposition. there's been a lot of drift simple that they lacked unity. we're not quite sure who they are yet. do you think that they're ready for government yet? >> there is still a significant level of competition and conflict within the syrian opposition. but on a number of issues, including the kind of post-assad future that the opposition is fighting for. we find significant convergence across different spectrums of the opposition that was evident in the work we did with them, it's evident in the work the group that the arab league has sponsored, and i think these are very promising sides because even the question of who will lead remains unsettled and even if that continues to be a source of some competition among the opposition, that there are significant elements on which they can agree and that they can build on as the possibility for poli
. just a bone bruise. the team saying his status is day-to-day. the redskins pass defense ranks 31st in the nfl. and the skins have yet to hold a team to under 30 points this season. mike shanahan, what say ye? >> we've played much better at the secondary. our secondary has to be much better than we played on sunday. i'll let you guys look at that film and break it down. i'm just joking, guys, just joking. having fun with you. but, no, for obvious reasons. that's an area of concern. you asked me why we give up how many points and how many yards, you've got to give a specific area. we've got to be better as a group and we're going to work on that this week and hope we improve. >> producer heather schwartz -- heather mcdunnough, she just got married. he always has to tell us he's joking. >> there wasn't much to laugh about yesterday. about yesterday. >> yeah. this message. experiences classrooms. sizes don't matter... by 20%. teaching to some test... he personally cannot relate to. education, children.
everywhere in the church, in his words. perhaps he has been framing that kind of defense throughout the course of the morning. >> we will have to wait and see what transpires in court, but this comes after things light the child abuse scandal. how damaging has this been for the church? >> there was one very serious sounding the credit the beginning from one senior figure in the vatican. the first was that they had allegedly found corruption in the vatican. but there was another lesson later with a besieged the pope to stop him from being shunted aside, sent abroad to expose this kind of corruption. obviously, that sort of thing raises all sorts of questions about the way that the vatican manages its business. i have to say that the rest of it tends to be much less dramatic and interesting. it tended to be revealing of a certain deal of power struggling and maneuvering, backbiting amongst senior figures in the vatican. more like office politics, stuff you get in any large organization. having said that, the vatican would like to think that it is not just any large organization, they
the arab minister of defense and chief of intelligence are new. to create the relationship and the situation between civilians -- create the separation between civilians and military societies. that is tricky. that was a transition that we organized well. we had countries -- mine, for example, came from a military dictatorship. we organized -- [indiscernible] that is something that not many people have experienced. i think that we should be trying to work on that direction. >> as the cold war was ending, there is a big meeting in the halls of congress. all of the senior military leaders from every european country and even the vatican was represent. i was the first speaker. my russian colleague was across the hall from me. i said, i am chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, armed forces of the united states. i live in a system whereby constitution doesn't really trust me. they only give me money for a limited time and i have to go back and ask for more. they control the purse and the even made it in the constitution that we would provide for and maintain a navy because we w
of texas. and we are waiting for thea, peels relate to the defensive marriage act and section 8, as marriage between only a man and a woman. we will get a preview from a d.o.j. official. republican lawmakers are demanding answers about the cofnsalate in libya that left four americans dead. the head of the house homelaommg for the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, to resign. joining us, a member of the house armed services committee. sir, thank you for your time today. >> you are welcome. good to be here. >> shannon: do you feel you have been briefed and brought up to date at this point? what are the biggest outstanding, remaining questions for you at this point? >> we were given a classified brief beige hillary clinton and others. i feel like we got more from the niewrns than from the briefing. i think it was very inadequate and unhelpful. i agree with peter king. and susan rice should be resign. this is incompetence at best or a coverup at worst. >> shannon: all right. do you feel she was sent with the best information she had at the time? she did say at points, this is
is the progress of technology and the events of the increased efficiency of technology and missile defense which probably is grain to have different kinds of arms control going down to the ctbt among other things. >> thank you. it's good to see you. picture of arms control over the next four years. welcome from the perspective of president obama come he has made no secret of the fact of his so-called prague initiative that he is eager to pursue a continued step by step productions in the nuclear weapons. so that is one priority goal for this administration. it is a goal by the way that is laid out in the preamble to the new s.t.a.r.t. treaty. so it is a goal that the russian federation and the united states have both articulate it. sir, i think that we will be looking for ways to accomplish those reductions. the president the day that he signed the treaty leigh of three goals for the next round of negotiations. he said we want to seek reductions in the non-strategic nuclear weapons as tactical nuclear weapons, non-deployed nuclear weapons, that is weapons tel dan the storage facilities, and redu
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